Reg Harris: The rise and fall of Britain's greatest cyclist

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REG HARRIS, whose statue overlooks the Manchester Velodrome, is the legend who all track cyclists want to emulate. He was a poor, working-class boy born in the Depression who escaped the Lancashire mills to utterly dominate his sport. He triumphed as world champion an incredible five times between 1947 and 1954 and performed medal-winning heroics at the London Olympics.

At his peak he was the most adored sportsman in the country, a British cycling superstar, attracting huge crowds, sponsorship, and the company of the rich and famous. But, fiercely driven and ruthlessly single-minded, Harris had a dark side. His was a sensational life fuelled by an insatiable need for money, celebrity, fast cars and beautiful women that constantly threatened to destroy him.

Following an exhaustive investigation, Robert Dineen has uncovered an epic sporting rise and fall - a story more astounding than anyone had known.

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"A legend of the sport... I got tired of people telling me I wasn't as fast as him." (Chris Hoy)

"A fascinating read" ( Sport)

"The first superstar of British cycling" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Catalogues the highs and lows of his fame - fast cars, fast women, fixed races and fortunes won and lost. Fascinating." ( London Cyclist)

"Thanks to exhaustive new research Robert Dineen has unearthed a truly cinemaatic story...Reveals both the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of this sporting legend." ( CGA Magazine)

"Well worth reading" ( UK Cycle Sport)

"We highly recommend all cyclists and fans read this excellent book." ( Track Cycling News)

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The sensational story of the rise and fall of Reg Harris, Britain's first cycling hero

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Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 158 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. REG HARRIS, whose statue overlooks the Manchester Velodrome, is the legend who all track cyclists want to emulate. He was a poor, working-class boy born in the Depression who escaped the Lancashire mills to utterly dominate his sport. He triumphed as world champion an incredible five times between 1947 and 1954 and performed medal-winning heroics at the London Olympics. At his peak he was the most adored sportsman in the country, a British cycling superstar, attracting huge crowds, sponsorship, and the company of the rich and famous. But, fiercely driven and ruthlessly single-minded, Harris had a dark side. His was a sensational life fuelled by an insatiable need for money, celebrity, fast cars and beautiful women that constantly threatened to destroy him. Following an exhaustive investigation, Robert Dineen has uncovered an epic sporting rise and fall - a story more astounding than anyone had known. Bookseller Inventory # ACD9780091945381

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